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June 13, 2022

NEW JERSEY: Just in time for summer, the spotted lanternflies are coming back! The spotted lanternfly is a serious invasive pest that feeds on sap from over 70 different plant species. They can negatively impact our agriculture, economy, and everyday life.  According to the New Jersey ...

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MIDDLETOWN - This is an Open House you don't want to miss. More of an Open Garden! Discover Deep Cut Gardens and all its charms during an Open House on Saturday, June 4.  From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Deep Cut Gardens, located on Red Hill Road, Middletown, will offer garden tours, demonstrations, ...

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Celebrate National Arbor Day, the last Friday in April, by planting new trees and caring for established ones in your landscape and community. This special holiday was first celebrated in 1872. Arbor Day celebrations continue to recognize the important role trees play in our environment and more ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ: Growing a beautiful landscape starts with the soil under your feet. The best place to start building a healthy soil foundation is with a soil test. The results will tell you what type and how much, if any, fertilizer is needed for the plants you are growing. Using the right type and ...

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Go vertical to expand your outdoor gardening space, create privacy and add beauty to bare walls and fences. This centuries-old technique has been used to grow food and flowers, adding beauty and productivity from the ground up.  Even those gardening on small city lots, balconies and decks can go ...

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Add a small-scale living evergreen to your holiday celebrations. Consider one that is suitable for growing indoors, so you can enjoy it throughout the year. The Lemon cypress makes a great miniature holiday tree, centerpiece or gift for a friend. The fragrant chartreuse foliage of this dwarf ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ - There is nothing worse than frost in the forecast and a garden full of vegetables not quite ready for picking. Use some simple strategies to extend the growing season and keep enjoying garden-fresh vegetables. Fortunately, some vegetables like cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, ...

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Give a holiday gift that is guaranteed to bring joy and feelings of well-being. Research by Rutgers University found the gift of flowers generates a smile, elevates the recipient’s mood, and provides feelings of happiness that last for days. Amaryllis and paper white bulbs make it easy for anyone ...

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As the weather and gardens transition from summer to fall, it is time to adjust your maintenance practices ensuring the health, longevity, and beauty of your landscape.  Proper fall care will increase winter survival, support pollinators, and reduce your future workload. Continue watering as ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ  — Convert landscape and garden trimmings into valuable compost. Incorporate this soil amendment into garden soil to improve drainage in clay soil and increase water-holding ability in fast draining sandy soils. It also promotes healthy plant growth more resistant to insect and ...

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NEW JERSEY - Dr. George Hamilton of Rutgers University will present a virtual program on the spread and management of the invasive Spotted Lanternfly in New Jersey at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 20 as part of the Option Green lecture series at the East Brunswick Public Library. The program will be ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ – Monmouth County is joining a growing list of New Jersey counties that have been designated to the spotted lanternfly quarantine zone.  New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher announced on Monday that the department has added five counties to the zone. The ...

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Enjoy and share the beauty of your flower garden all year long.  Pick and dry a few flowers to use in flower arrangements, craft projects or as gifts for friends and family.  Pick the flowers when they are at peak bloom and blossoms are dry. Cut flowers for drying mid-day when they contain less ...

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NEW JERSEY — After increased sightings across the state including in Monmouth County, of spotted lanternflies, an exotic invasive insect known to feed on 70 different types of plants and trees, the New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA) is urging anyone who comes across the insect to first ...

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Dine, play, and enjoy your outdoor spaces more than ever this year by managing annoying and disease-spreading mosquitoes. Use a multifaceted approach to boost your enjoyment and help keep mosquitoes away. Plan your outdoor activities when mosquitoes are less active. Females are the ones ...

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